Over the Target

But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:
“Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Romans 10:18

In the West it has become fashionable to mock Christianity. There are no shortages of people who love to tout their “tolerance” except when it comes to Christianity. I say we are partly to blame as Believers. Not every criticism directed at us is valid, but some of them are.

The point of this devotional isn’t about what we are doing right or wrong but it is that little by little the message of the Gospel is getting out. Truth is setting in. Most people who target Christianity with their rants cannot articulate precisely why they are upset with the Christian faith. Some site “hypocrisy in the church” or something similar to debunk an entire religion. When pressed for specific examples, most cannot. To be sure, some have legitimate examples of being wronged or hurt by Believers, and should not be dismissed.

Throughout the last 50 years, Christians have “bombarded” the radio and television airwaves with the Gospel message in a variety of formats. Then there’s the billboards, Gideon’s Bible distribution in most hotels, Gospel tracts, celebrity and sports testimonials, and countless ministries aimed at reaching a specific group of people. Again we read the verse in this light:

But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did:
“Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” Romans 10:18

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